So....I scrapped my previously made plans, and began teaching the seniors "I Want To Live The Gospel." Thing was, it was also Ward Conference yesterday.... So EVERYBODY was in there, which made me a bit more nervous than usual. I came up with the following, but honestly, I don't feel real great about how it went over.....the kids seemed really wired yesterday for some reason...and I didn't feel like I had their attention as well as I usually do. Plus, I went overtime....shoot! So much for a good impression for the Stake Leaders! Dang! But for what it's worth, this is what I did:
To teach this song, I sang the song to them while showing the flip chart (by Jolly Jenn). I guess they hadn't sung this in a while, because they really didn't seem to remember it. Then I asked them to identify some action words....things we must DO. They are: "Live, Know, Follow, and Live."
I had helpers attach the words to the edge of the umbrella. Each action word is a different color. I made flags to match each color, then handed a flag to four teachers. A child came up to turn the umbrella as we sang. The kids in each teacher's area would sing the phrase from the song with that word in it.
If time had allowed, I would have switched the flags around so the kids could sing different phrases. HOWEVER, the kids DID learn the song....that's the important thing, right?
I brought my "Keyword Connection Jar" for reverent kids to reach in and pick a slip of paper with a keyword on it. Then the child would try to think of a song which either had the word in it, or was about the subject. All the kids ended up helping each child pick a song.